View from back of manufactured housing conference.

Manufactured Housing Summit doubles attendance

Nov. 21, 2019

The third Fall Forum for Manufactured Home Owners, planned by CU Boulder's Community Engagement, Design and Research Center (CEDaR) in partnership with other organizations, doubled its attendance over last year. About 90 people attended " Yes We Can! Engaging with Policies for Positive Change in Colorado’s Manufactured Home Communities ,"...

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CEDaR helps plan popular Pollinator Summit

Nov. 15, 2019

About 175 people attended the fourth annual Colorado Pollinator Summit, “Protecting Colorado’s Biodiversity," which was planned by the Community Engagement, Design and Research center and others. The Nov. 1 event featured plenary talks and panels on urban neighborhoods, landscaping for biodiversity and holistic farming in Colorado.

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CEDaR conference tackles challenges of city diversity and affordability

Oct. 22, 2019

Can you afford to purchase a home in Boulder? Most people can't. And many small businesses have been forced out by high rents. So have working families, students, university staff, immigrants and others. Gentrification. It's been happening across the country and especially in Colorado. Affluent people and businesses move in,...

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MetroLab Summit: City-university partnerships key to addressing climate change

Sept. 19, 2019

CU Boulder researchers and faculty, and the city of Boulder discussed how innovative partnerships between university researchers and cities are critical to mitigating climate change during a panel at the national MetroLab Summit, held at the University of Colorado Boulder campus Thursday.

An environmental design students presents suggestions of possible ways to enhance downtown Longmont’s public areas to attract more people to the city’s central business district and get those people to spend more time there.

CEDaR, city of Boulder, bring national MetroLab Summit to Boulder

Aug. 15, 2019

The city of Boulder and a group from CU Boulder led by the Community Engagement, Design and Research Center (CEDaR), are hosting the MetroLab Summit, a high-profile conference focused on city-university partnerships and urban innovation.

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CEDaR researchers address Emerald Ash Borer infestation

June 21, 2019

In partnership with the city of Boulder, CEDaR investigators are analyzing residents’ baseline knowledge of the Emerald Ash Borer and proposing ways to address the infestation through environmental education efforts, as well as public-private partnerships.

Louise Chawla and Mara Mintzer at the May 24th awards program in New York.]

Mara Mintzer and Louise Chawla win 2019 EDRA Achievement Award

May 24, 2019

Louise Chawla, CEDaR fellow and professor emerita, Mara Mintzer, Growing Up Boulder program director, and Victoria Derr, authors of "Placemaking with Children and Youth: Participatory Practices for Planning Sustainable Communities," received the 2019 Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Achievement Award for their publication at EDRA’s 50th anniversary conference. The book has received endorsements from many of the most respected child/youth environmental researchers, practitioners and advocates.

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CEDaR-partner organization helped motivate bill protecting mobile homeowners' rights

May 23, 2019

Gov. Jared Polis signed into law a bill that expands regulatory protections for residents across the state’s roughly 900 mobile home parks.

Girls point to a map they designed

Growing Up Boulder interviewed on KGNU about new Child-friendly Map

May 3, 2019

KGNU has a live conversation about a new, first in the nation, printed child-friendly city map that’s helping kids learn how to navigate their way around Boulder.

Whittier Elementary first-graders Sean Lee, from left; Tevin Loku Umagiliyage and Eber Garcia-Gonzalez get their first look at a kid-friendly map of Boulder they helped create through Growing Up Boulder. Growing Up Boulder, a collaboration among Boulder, the Boulder Valley School District and the University of Colorado Boulder, worked with about 700 elementary students for the project.

Growing Up Boulder's collaboration with 700 elementary students on city map featured in Daily Camera story

April 29, 2019

Working with about 700 Boulder elementary students and two University of Colorado Boulder environmental design seniors, Growing Up Boulder has created a new, child-friendly map of the city.